This article takes a redemptive-historical look at the Lord's war against death.
Death brings its own sting to those left behind, yet such a sting is intensified by practical, earthly matters related to death. This article highlights three areas where you can reduce the sting from your family and church community, so that those you leave behind will be more able to mourn in peace. What are those areas? Make plans with your local funeral home and cemetery, talk with your pastor about your funeral, and take the time to write out a will.
Who can stand before the holy God? This is the main question this article addresses. The inevitability of death is noted, as well as the fact that everyone will have to stand at the judgment before God. The rest of the article establishes the ground upon which one can stand and be acquitted. Hence, it focuses on justification by faith in Jesus Christ as well as a life of holiness.
The author suggests that a believer should have a positive view of death, as something that brings gain in various ways. These ways are each addressed in the article and they include death as rest, reaping, remedy, freedom, and sleep.